Monday, January 14, 2008

we're back!

Well the bug ran it's course and we're all healthy again. It's nice to have our health again, and to eat normally once again. Not to mention fewer diapers to take care of!
Owen had an interesting day today. He was very determined to have his own way, and it usually was something he couldn't have. The phone, for instance. If ever he noticed the phone, he would start reaching for it making his little grunt/whine/longing noise. If he didn't get it, which he never did, he would throw a tantrum. He was a happy little tot.
Owen got some nice new toys for Christmas, which he's enjoying playing with very much. I'm going to put away some of the ones he's grown out to to de-clutter our living room. I like that we don't have very many toys and that it's easy to clean up at the end of the day and that it's never very messy when there are toys all over the place. However, we're getting to the max, as far as I'm concerned. It's time to phase out some of the older toys.
Owen has picked up on the technique of pushing little cars / tractors around. He hasn't figured out how to push the vehicle so the wheels are rolling. He uses his strength to move the car. He enjoys it, though!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


We arrived back from visiting my family in Ontario this past Tuesday. We had a splendid time playing and enjoying one another's company. Owen came down with a cold, I'm sure he caught it due to a lack of sleep during our trip there. He missed a couple naps and his night sleep was significantly reduced. But, even though he was congested and coughing, he was really fun, and had lots to talk about and laugh about. It was a great time. Sad to leave, of course.

Now we're back in Minneapolis, and we're all slowly recovering. I came down with a cold also, but I'm feeling much better now. Owen has had a bought of the runs and we're waiting for that to clear up soon. Poor kid. He's had it rough the past week. But, we're feeling super lucky to have Ry home all the time right now - he has the month of January off. Since his jobs are connected to his university, he isn't working right now nor is he studying! We'd all been waiting eagerly for this. We got home on Tuesday afternoon, and I've been working yesterday and today, all day. So, I'm ready to hang out with my boys now! We have Lilly tomorrow, so we have a fun-filled, busy day tomorrow.